Meet the 1984 Chevy Corvette Bertone “Lizard”*

*Ok, it’s not actually called the Lizard. Well, it is. Just not the English word for it. Bear with me. Introduced in Los Angeles in 84, this odd-looking thing is called the Bertone Ramarro which is the second weird thing about it after its looks because Ramarro is Italian for “Green Lizard”. We’ve been hearing … More Meet the 1984 Chevy Corvette Bertone “Lizard”*

Parco Valentino: on the Verge of Becoming the World’s Biggest Car Show

The name is Salone Auto Torino del Parco Valentino, which is Italian for “Turin Car Show at the Parco Valentino”, but everybody calls it “Valentino”. It is named after the public park in central Turin in which it is held, it’s open to the public, it’s completely free and, this is what you want to … More Parco Valentino: on the Verge of Becoming the World’s Biggest Car Show

Learning How to Drift: 4th gen Golf on Nokian Tyres

I was fortunate enough to visit Lapland twice and I’ve learnt a few things. In Mediterranean Europe, which is where I live, we have countryside and promenades, we have sinuous coastal roads and paths through the woods. We have city centres, congested and complex, and we have the open road. Think of empty country roads … More Learning How to Drift: 4th gen Golf on Nokian Tyres

Reviewed: Audi RS5 on Nokian Tyres in Lapland, Finland

Finnish is impossible. In theory it has two distant relatives, Estonian and Hungarian, but in reality these three languages are different and complicated. Finnish is an agglutinated language (meaning that words are modified with suffixes depending on the role of the word in the sentence) and it has an unusual sing-song rhythm when spoken, which … More Reviewed: Audi RS5 on Nokian Tyres in Lapland, Finland